Monthly Archives: January 2015

Let’s reunify Japan in Total War: Shogun 2! Part 1: Awakening the Tiger

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Total War: Shogun 2

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Total War: Shogun 2Introduction Hello, and welcome to my Let’s Play of Total War: Shogun 2. Shogun 2 casts players as a daimyo, one of the regional warlords of sixteenth-century … Continue reading

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Musical Monday: “Binary Sunset” (Star Wars), composed by John Williams

For this week’s song, I was spoiled for choice — ever since playing Empire at War, I’ve been in the mood for Star Wars music. In the end, I opted for the hopeful, yearning piece below. Enjoy, and may the … Continue reading

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Clippings: Upcoming Strategy Releases

Total War: Attila previews are trickling out, comprising a mix of write-ups and Youtube videos. Here are the more useful ones I’ve found: TJ Hafer, IGN (probably the single best) Q&A with the same previewer DarrenTotalWar, new features (video) DarrenTotalWar, overall … Continue reading

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Star Wars: Empire at War — Quick Impressions

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Star Wars franchise

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Star Wars franchiseEvery so often, I play a game that’s more fun than its mediocre mechanics would suggest. Ni no Kuni was one such. Star Wars: Empire at War is … Continue reading

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Musical Monday: “Pierre de Lune”/”Wizard Stones” (Endless Legend), composed by Flybyno

This year, I kick off with one of my favourite pieces of ambient music from Endless Legend, a game that has a lot of good ambient music. (Confusingly, the song goes by two different names.) Enjoy!

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My Games of 2014

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Game of the Year Awards

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Game of the Year AwardsWelcome back to another Game of the Year list. This year, I’ve tweaked the format again — many of the games I played in 2014 were … Continue reading

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Endless Legend: a better toy than game

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Endless Legend

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Endless LegendEDIT: This post contains my updated thoughts on Endless Legend, one year on. Back when I wrote about Tearaway last January, I quoted Jesse Schell’s distinction between a toy … Continue reading

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